From Clay to Teapot: A Step-by-Step Look at Zero Japan's Production Process

Zero Japan is committed to providing the best quality teapots that are handmade with utmost care and precision. Our teapots are the perfect combination of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and modern design. We take pride in our six-step process that goes into making each and every teapot that bears the Zero Japan name.

The first step in our process is the greenware stage, where handmade molds are carefully prebaked in a kiln. The molds are then dried and inspected to ensure their quality before moving on to the next step. We take great care in every stage of the process to ensure that our teapots meet the highest standards.

The second step is the bisque firing, where the unglazed pottery is fired at 800 degrees Celsius for six hours. After the firing, each teapot is carefully inspected for quality, and any defects are addressed. This step is crucial in ensuring the durability and strength of our teapots.

Next comes the glazing stage, where our expert with decades of experience applies the perfect thickness of glaze to each teapot according to the model. Our glazes are carefully chosen to complement the design of each teapot and to provide a smooth, durable finish.

After glazing, each teapot is inspected by the former president of Zero Japan, Koji Inoue, to ensure that they meet our high standards of quality. Any imperfections are addressed before moving on to the next step.

In the fifth step, the glaze firing, each teapot is fired at a high temperature of 1340 degrees Celsius for eighteen hours. We take great care in placing each teapot in the kiln to ensure that it is fired correctly, resulting in a strong and durable product that will last for years to come.

Finally, we are committed to improving and maintaining the quality of our teapots every day. We constantly strive to make our teapots even better, and we take great pride in the fact that our teapots are not only beautiful but also functional.

In conclusion, the process used by Zero Japan to create our teapots ensures that each teapot is of the highest quality and meets our standards of excellence. We are confident that our teapots will provide you with many years of enjoyment and satisfaction.